S is for…

s  Spare Bedroom

I am very disappointed. I don’t seem to have any pictures of this room when we bought the house. Doh! It had 2 beds and assorted little bedside tables, and a chair, and this dresser. Which we still have, but I don’t know for how long. There has been talk of turning it into a vanity…someday…


Anyway, this room hasn’t had a lot done to it. The floors weren’t too bad, so we left them.

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We changed the light fixture (as we have in most of the rooms), and I am still in the process of taking off the wallpaper (NOT over unpainted drywall, so coming off pretty well), and once that’s done, I need to finish prepping the walls and then paint them. Soon…

Here it is after we moved in

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I guess we did have the windows fixed so that the glass is not broken and they also open now. That was nice to have done.

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And here it is today (well, there is a LOT less wallpaper today – this was taken several months ago):

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So, that’s it for now in this room. Another room where I have to promise to show FINAL after pictures – I promise (that’s for you, M-R!)

Posted on April 22, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. again, love the old furniture. This house is gorgeous! I don’t know if I would be up for the challenge of so much work 🙂

  2. It looks so much nicer. I’m always impressed by people who have the patience to fix up a house. Maybe I just have too many other things going on, but I think it would drive me absolutely insane. Because I’m impatient.

    Nice job!

    True Heroes from A to Z

    • Well, I don’t have a LOT of patience, so things in small doses for me with a lot of time off in between. Makes for a slow process, but I am much less stressed out about it! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I also love the old furniture. And the cat. When the cat claims a space in my house, we tend to leave it undisturbed, because the cats come first, you know. Nice to “meet” you through the A to Z blogging challenge! (Also love the name of your blog).

  4. Wow, what a huge project. I’ve really enjoyed looking back over your posts and seeing the transformation. I have always lived in rented houses and it is my dream to own my own house and be able to make it into a real home. thanks for sharing.

    • It is a bit daunting some days…all days…more than a bit daunting. It is fun, however, putting your own stamp on things, so to speak! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Love it ALL, Em ! – and want a before and after of every single room. Just so’s you don’t forget. What’s more, I’ll betcha everyone who follows you would love to see the whole lot in a gallery, too ! Betcha five bucks. [grin]

    • I have had the gallery thoughts for sure, and will start putting that together after the A to Z challenge is done. That will also give me a place to add all those final “afters” that “people” will keep reminding me to do! 🙂

      • They will. It’s true. [grin]
        I am SO impressed with what the pair of you have done and are still doing, honestly !

  6. Taking wall paper off yourself? I was faced with that task some months ago, but due to being told it was adhered to unpainted drywall, I opted to pay someone. Turns out the drywall was painted, and the person who told me that was mistaken, but I am still glad someone else did it, even if it cost extra. Good for you, though. Such projects always leave me feeling accomplished.

    Best regards,

    PS: Visiting from the A to Z sign up page

    • Oh the painted drywall rooms have been relatively easy, if time-consuming, but NOTHING like the Master! What a nightmare! It is nice to have someone else do the work sometimes though. But yes, definitely it does give that feeling of accomplishment.

      Thanks for visiting!

  7. Thanks for sharing; I enjoy looking at houses–and before and after pictures. Remodelling is challenging. As for removing wallpaper, arrgghh!!!

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